Why We Like This Ship

  • An A1 Ice Class rated expedition ship - allows you incredibly close proximity to immense glaciers, and access to iced waterways which other vessels cannot access - you'll get as close as possible to the glaciers for the maximum amount of time. 
  • Completely remodelled in 2008, with only 55 cabins, numerous outdoor viewing platforms and two indoor lounges, this ship is the perfect base for exploring Chile’s northern Patagonian fjords and remote villages. 
  • With a guides team on board, guests are provided onboard lectures, evening fun entertainment, ample wildlife viewing opportunities and numerous shore-base excursions, suitable for all levels of ability. 
  • All onboard dining is freshly prepared and served by the restaurant team to ensure your cruise experience is second to none. Relax at the open bar, anytime you like. 
  • With a length of only 70 metres, a beam of 10m and a draft of only 2.9m - displacing 1520 tonnes - this is the perfect vessel for the wild places to which it sails. 

Cruising the Northern Patagonian Fjords

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Chloe says

A great ship for families, groups of friends and anyone who wants to get to see some of the most inaccessible and beautiful corners of Chile, whilst also being immersed in Chilean culture. The staff could not have done more to make my stay on board more enjoyable.

Chloe Mazille Patagonia Specialist

Voyages on the Skorpios II

Northern Patagonia Fjords Cruise

Voyage to the most remote and spectacular corners of the Northern Chilean fjords, stopping at tiny villages and hot springs en-route. Visit Chiloé Island, spot penguins and explore the stunning San Rafael Glacier in solitude. This unique small ship cruise…

  • 6 Days
  • $2,520

Cabin Categories

There are 55 cabins aboard the Skorpios II, offering either queen-sized, king-sized, or twin beds. Each has a private bathroom, TV, wardrobe, bedside tables, a safe and the option of background music.

Beds are extremely comfortable and cosy with thick mattresses, soft pillows and plenty of warm covers. Cabins have traditional decor, are well-maintained and are cleaned every day.

The four different types are detailed below.

Master Suite

  • Two very spacious cabins with ample storage and floor space, these are the most privately located cabins on the ship.
  • Each has a king-sized bed and comfortable sofa for relaxing.
  • Located on the Olympus (4th) deck these cabins boast the best views onboard due to their high-forwards position within the ship.
  • No other guests can view into your cabin from the outside.

Junior Suite

  • Two spacious cabins with ample storage and floor space, and a queen-sized bed.
  • Located on the Olympus (4th) deck with great views outside, albeit with the possibility of people passing outside your cabin.

Double cabin

  • Nine double cabins are located on the Athos (5th) and Olympus (4th) decks; they are compact but vary slightly in floor space.
  • These cabins have a queen-sized bed, and a small seating area.
  • These cabins have ample windows for viewing, but other guests may pass outside your window at times.

Twin Cabin

  • Forty-two twin cabins are located on the Parthenon (3rd); Acropolis (2nd) and Athens (1st) decks.
  • Each cabin has two single beds; the layout of the room will vary according to exact location. Some beds may be bunks. 
  • Cabins on the Parthenon and Acropolis decks have an ample window, those on the Atenas deck do not.

Communal areas

The main dining room, where breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner is served, is on the Acropolis deck. There are tables of different sizes and you dine at the same table for each meal, giving you the chance to get to know your fellow passengers.

As well as all the meals taking place in the dining room, talks and presentations are also held here.

Dining room on Skorpios II, Patagonia, Chile

Dining room on Skorpios II

San Rafael Lounge

In between excursions, meal times and lectures, relax in the San Rafael lounge on the Parthenon deck. The lounge has a bar, comfy sofas, tables and televisions on which movies are shown. All drinks and snacks are included.

This space is often used for talks.

San Rafael Bar on the Skorpios II, Patagonia, Chile

San Rafael Bar on the Skorpios II

Quitralco Lounge

When you have some downtime during your cruise, go to the Quitralco lounge on the Parthenon deck. There is a bar, comfy sofas, tables and televisions; movies are shown at regular intervals. All drinks and snacks are included.

Talks are occasionally held here.

Quitralco Bar on the Skorpios II, Patagonia, Chile

Quitralco Bar on the Skorpios II

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Skorpios II is an extremely comfortable Chilean vessel and classic in its decor. It is the only ship to spend an entire day in front of the immense San Rafael Glacier, which is only accessible by water.

What to expect on board the Skorpios II

  • Warm Chilean hospitality making you feel right at home on your vessel, with numerous English-speaking staff to ensure you have the best travel experience possible.
  • Daily briefings and educational presentations from your guides team about the history and wildlife of Southern Patagonia.
  • An 'open bridge' policy when weather allows. The ship’s officers will only speak basic English.
  • Great onboard food, using local flavours, and an open bar with all drinks included.
  • Plentiful outdoor viewpoints/spaces on four decks, with two indoor lounges for relaxing and viewing.
  • There is no lift/elevator, spa, gym, pool or sauna on board. Wifi is available on some decks, though the connection may be intermittent given the remote location and should not be relied upon.

Skorpios II Deck Plan

Skorpios II

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